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.c. on a fancy new set, msnbc political analyst and former rnc chair the notorious michael steel. from the washington post, msnbc policy analyst, my dear friend ezra cline. washington correspondent here live in the flesh michael sharer, and our author of our divided political heart." an incredible read. washington's post columnist and msnbc contributor e.j. deon. >> great to be here. >> thanks, e.j. ronald reagan was worn some as the 40th president of the united states ushering in an era of limited government and the rise of the modern conservative movement. yesterday barack obama, the 44th president of the united states, was sworn in for his second term. the moment that will define progressive politics m years to come and one that symbolizes a renewed faith and the power of the american government. needless to say, it was a day several decades in the making. >> for the first time in history government, the people said, was not our master. it is our servant. >> government is not the problem, and government is not the solution. we, the american people, we are the solution. >> the commit
gross on the brady campaign and on whether the president's campaign can work. michael steele on the dispickble nra ad attacking the president's kids. >> plus, obama for america is getting the fan back together to fight the nra. >> it is time to get activated, again. >> former obama deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter joins me tonight. and congresswoman january shakowski on the return of the public option. >> good to have you with us tonight. folks, thanks for watching. there cannot be another false start in curbing gun violence in this country. today, the path for change was paved. president obama announced proposals for sweeping reforms to gun laws in this country in the wake of the horror at sandyhook elementary, it's gut check time for america. >> this is our first task as a soet. keeping our children safe. this is how we will be judged. >> horrible gun violence is not isolated to one cold december day in connecticut. every day wasted leads to more lost lives. >> keeping our children safe. precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us at sandyhoo
pledge is dead. and it's the end of an era for conservatives. tonight, karen finney and michael steele on the republican party in disarray. the keynote speaker at the republican convention destroys the republican congress. >> there is only one group to blame, the house majority and their speaker, john boehner. >> congressman jerry nadler on the republican disgrace over sandy relief funds. >>> and when should hillary clinton expect those apologies from fox news? >> hillary has severe benghazi allergy. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. it's a new year and a new deal there is still a big fight ahead, but 2013 started with a major victory for the white house. >> the motion is adopted without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. >> with 257 votes in the house of representatives, 85 of them coming from republicans, all to put a deal together to avoid the fiscal cliff. and yes, it was passed. there was compromise on both sides, both middle class americans went back to work today knowing their current tax rates are permanent. financial markets,
again. michael steele is the former chair of the republican national committee and an msnbc political analyst, and bob shrum is a democratic strategist. let's look at this one. here is michele bachmann, who might be fighting to repeat obama care, but john boehner concedes it's a losing battle. in an interview with abc after the election, the speaker said the election settled the issue of obama care. i thought it was a reasonable statement by the speaker. let's listen. >> i think the election changes that. it's pretty clear that the president was re-elected, obama care is the law of the land. >> you know, somebody said on the show the other night something about a few bad apples spoiling the bunch, michael steele. you're laughing because -- i didn't think that was true. if you do get a couple bad apples, they're rotten, been around too long, and you put them in with a bunch of other apples, when you pick apples at the safeway, you look to make sure they haven't messed up the other apples, you have people in the republican party that want to go back to the gooey stuff that causes nothin
? bob shrum is a democratic strategist and michael steele is a former rnc chairman and msnbc political analyst. bob, i want you to talk about this because it's fairly familiar talk. whether it has any logic to it or not there is something of a ratchet effect. people have been paying into the social security program. or medicare same deal. who is 70 years old today who will say i don't want medicare. i only paid into it for the last 50 years. there's an argument these programs become popular. where are the republicans wrong in that they're saying now and cuccinelli's version of the truth? >> well, first of all, people, as you just said, pay into those programs. they pay in all their working lives. secondly, the idea of a social safety net in this country that helps the elderly, that helps people when they're over 65 deal with their health care expenses, that helps the unemployed who, by the way, pay unemployment insurance and before they got unemployed paid the taxes that support food stamps, has been widely accepted in this society, including by ron neld reagan. i have no idea why this
, the conservatives of color around the country. michael steele presides over the party that wins -- michael steele by the way who was actually elected lieutenant governor of maryland resides over the party who has an historic landslide, and reince pre prebus gets re-upped for another term. what does he have to do to get fired? who does he have photos of? and what are the photos about? [ laughter ] >> jennifer: there has got to be a reason because it sure don't make any sense. all right. l joy williams and charlie pierce thank for coming inside "the war room" on a friday night. up next manna from progressive heaven. stick around. [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? desmond tutu said a quote that is one of my favorite quotes. "we are tied together in a web of humanity. i am a person only through you. i can only be a person only through you." that really resonates me and drives my work. the world is becoming an incredibly connected place
's gop she's more typical than not. ed rendell was governor of pennsylvania, michael steele was chair of the republican party. gentlemen, thank you. president obama will announce his plans for gun safety tomorrow after hearing vice president biden's task force recommendations, but already criticism is mounting on the right. here is republican senator rand paul of kentucky. >> i'm against having a king. i think having a monarch is what we fought the american revolution over, and someone who wants to bypass the constitution, bypass congress, that's someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch. i've been opposed to executive orders even with republican presidents, but one that wants to infling on the second amendment we will fight tooth and nail, and i promise you there will be no rock left unturned as far as trying to stop him from usurping the constitution. >> okay. on the house side rand paul is not alone. u.s. congressman steve stockman of east texas hasn't ruled out impeachment after hearing the president may use executive orders for some gun safety measures. he released a stat
, then they can keep it. joining me now is ed rendell and michael steele. mie kal michael, let me start with you. >> hey, rev. >> for all the talk of republican renewal, i'm not seeing much substantive change from the gop. are you? >> no, i'm not. and i can't take issue with much of your leader in there because, you know, framing the argument begins with galvanizing the base around some core ideas and principles that you are going to use as the foundation for policy announcements and direction for the country. to be quite frank about it, i have not seen that occur. i mean, you see right now, reverend, on the issue of immigration, we've kind of put the cart in front of the horse. we've got the leadership saying one thing and the basis undermining that message by saying, welt, say i ing, well, we don't know what that means. so, you know, i think that the general direction the party needs to take is the first step back. and then it's come out with some broad principles narrowly defined as you go along to tell you what the needs of a particular community are. i just don't see that happening yet. >>
highlights and low lights of the gop primary michael steel. that was a scene where you come up from the roots of the republican party. was that a good dare or a bad day for the republicans. >> i think it was a bad day. i think he recognized after the fact that that was a definitive moment where he could have carved out a new space on that stage and probably one a campaign free of that package. >> it wouldn't have looked very good after that e lexz. >> right: i'm just saying. i think that moment sort of solidified -- >> yeah, i agree with you. >> the rest of the story. >> you know in politics, you never want to be the ones you voted against or you're going to get blamed for it. or else vote for the bill when it fames. >> i agree with the chairman. it was also, in the long term, the beginning of the end for mitt romney. >> how so? >> yes. >> well, because he began to lock himself into a position of rover norquisting himself for the whole election. that played into a businessman. >> it's like saying i have to be the most se gregationist guy in the south. >> i guess you could say that whatever an
? let's bring in former rnc chairman michael steele and press secretary for president obama's re-election campaign. jen, let me start with you. a piece this morning that said, chuck hagel's biggest problem sort of facing him potentially on capitol hill is that, you know, he is obama. that this is sort of -- he fits obama more than anything. so, this is almost implying that the people against him are proxy fighting. this is about a proxy of all the things that they have been upset with obama on they're going to take out. >> probably some element of truth in that in terms of the politics around it. however, he is a republican who served for decades in the senate who was on the intelligence committee, who was on the foreign relations committee, who is a decorated vietnam war hero. are republicans really, i know a lot of vocal outranl, but are they going to vote against a war hero who is a republican, former republican senator? that's the question. >> well, michael steele, the republican in here. but hagel is getting hit for things that you would get hit on. he is one of these guys.
in for alex wagner. joining me today, michael steele. kurt anderson. ron, assistant managing editor of "time" magazine, and mr. sunday morning himself, editor of "the new york times magazine," hugo lindgren. >>> president obama is back in hawaii today after making permanent the bush tax cuts for 98% of americans. no word if the president will be signing it today with a pen in one hand and muay thai in the other. included in the bill. extension of unemployment benefits for a year and a two-month delay of the automatic spending cuts better known as the sequester. on deficit and debt, the deal is more of a punt, but just averting the cliff has sent the markets soaring with the dow already up over 200 points. while it's no grand bargain, the bill does not tackle spending, by the way, don't miss the significance of this vote. republicans by an overwhelming majority in the senate and minority in the house voted to race taxes for the first time in two decades. just before 11:00 p.m., grover norquist tried to keep his infamous pledge from going obsolete, tweeting "the bush tax cuts lapsed at midnigh
in political analyst and former chair of the rnc, michael steele, happy almost new year. >> happy almost new year, milissa. did you ever think this is what we would be doing tonight? >> i did not. but in all fairness, we could have guessed it. what's your reaction? >> my reaction is, you know, typical washington, wait until the last minute. i'm wondering why we're doing this on new year's over, but a deal is a deal. in many respects, you can sum this up very simply. for all these many years, democrats have complained about the bush tax cut causing the deficit and tonight looks like the deal has been cut with joe biden and the democrats to make those very same tax cuts. at least a majority of them, $3 trillion permanent. the question? how is it paid for? where are the spending cuts to offset the $3 trillion that these tax cuts will cost us? there is a lot more to be done in this deal. pushing this do you understand the road to march gives a whole new definition to march madness, you will deal with sequestration, the debt increase, and a host of other things, so we'll see how this plays out. r
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political analyst and former chairman of the republican national committee, michael steele and also white house correspondent for the huffington post, sam stein. msnbc and "time" analyst mark halperin. and nbc contributor and all-around great guy, mike barnicle. sam, if i said the words "milli vanilli" and put them together, you wouldn't know what i was talking about. >> that's true. i wasn't alive. >> were you alive for milli vanilli? >> "blame it on the rain." >> that's pretty good. halperin, come on. this is huge. >> i'm all good with it. >> beyonce -- you're fine with it. it's okay. >> it's performance. it's just performance. >> she still sang it. >> yeah. also, you know what? she looked great. she added a lot of electricity. >> what does that have to do with anything? sing the song. >> well, here's my question. the marine band said they did not have time to rehearse. and i worked the weekend, i was on the hill, kelly clarkson rehearsed, other people rehearsed. i'm a huge beyonce fan. if you're going to sing at the inauguration, how do you not have time to rehearse? >> it's the bigges
an nbc political analyst. and michael steele thank you both for being here tonight. >> my pleasure, rev. >> michael, let me go to you first. can john boehner and mitch mcconnell handle the split within their party? >> they're going to have to, reverend. there's tho doubt about that. it's a serious split and a deech split and it goes to whether or not, you know, we're going to draw a bright line in the sand and say enough is enough. i get the president's point about not paying the bill, but you don't go out to dinner when you don't have any money left to spend on that credit card in the first place. >> but they've already went to dinner. >> no, it's not just about they've already gone to dinner as over the last four years, we've seen 6 trillion dlarsz added to our nation's det. so the question is the spending hasn't stopped. and at what point do we stop the spending? that's a legitimate question with the rank of the republican party, in the congress in particular, they're now assessing how do we make the argument, make the case to the president and the country that enough is enough. >> b
fineman, eugene robinson and former rnc chairman michael steele. i want everybody to get -- we've been watching this all day most people, so i want something that just stuns me is the close up look, you first, joy, of the first family. this incredibly attractive family sitting next to the bidens. everybody thinks we see these guys every day around here. look at this picture, the way they're acting like people. >> i love watching them interact. i love watching joe biden all the time, but watching the first family. >> he's chewing something. is that nick korette? >> i mom used to love diahann carroll because she said that's the way a black pom should be p portrayed. michelle obama is so iconic. she's the combination of the woman next door but such a style icon and a jackie o. figure for african-americans. watching her interact with the kids. watching this family that are at once so normal but in a way sort of grand. they are sort of kennedy-like. i just love it and i just love watching it and to people i have spoken with that are here are so consumed. african-americans are so proud of --
they got that romney guy out of the way. joining me now is michael steele. thank goodness for former chairman of the republican party and as always a good sport, mr. steele. nice to see you. >> it's good to see you, rachel. >> do you think there is really no imprint at all that mitt romney should have left on the republican party? they're just trying to pretend like he was a bad dream. >> well, that's just silly. and the fact of the matter is that mitt romney went through a primary process in which delegates and activists around the country voted overwhelmingly for him. and so to now sit back and say well, there may not be a romney wing of the party, but certainly as our nominee, he did -- he did have some stature. he did leave an imprint and an impression. and you can't whitewash that. you can't just say it didn't happen, it didn't exist. and if we ignore it and pretend it never did, then everything else we do will be better. so it's just silly. and it's just typical crap that these guys throw around to put the blame some place else instead of looking at the internal processes that
have. the only way to build a second gop. my two guests are most excellent. michael steele, now an msnbc contributor, and bob costa, washington editor for the national review. the democratic party for years was an unbelievably absurd coalition, northern liberals, minorities, southern seg agree gathsists and they put together for people like adlai stevenson and roosevelt and harry truman and wilson. can the republican party rebuild itself to get a majority by building a coalition where they don't all agree with each other, where you have the rural people plus the more, if you will, this will drive people crazy, sow fis at this kated suburbanites. >> i think they can and for going back to my days as a county chairman to being national chairman, i preached that same thing. northeastern republicans are not southern republicans aren't midwestern republicans aren't western republicans. they all wear a different hat. but they wear them in their own style. >> all politics is local. >> all politics is local, and the more the party recognize s that this is not about a national republican
deal. >> joining ne right now to review that list of greatness, former rnc chairman michael steele who never had a year like this. seriously, both msnbc contributors. that was a scene where you come from the roots of the republican party, sir. was that a good day or a bad day? >> i think it was a bad day and it's very interesting that later on, huntsman said, you know, i probably should have raised my hand and said i would have taken the 10 to 1 deal. i think he recognized after the fact that that was a definitive moment where he could have carved out a new space on that page and probably run the campaign free of that baggage. >> jou know the politics, you never get blamed for it. or else vote for the bill when it fails. >> he began to lock himself into a position of rover norquisting himself for the whole election. >> it's today's politics. it's like they used to say they have to be the most segregation in the south. you can never be an inch away for it. >> i guess you can say that whatever an early primary season crowd claps for furiously is going to kill you in october 15th in ohio.
of thousands. let's start with mike barnicle and john meachem. >> also michael steele. good to have you here michael. and mnbc chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> look at those uggs. >> i got to be outside all day. this is my only warm moment. >> i'm impressed. they look great. >> hardly fashionable. >> mika are you excited? compare today to how you felt four years ago. >> yeah but i think it's measured. and i think that's actually probably the tone the white house is taking at this point. there's a lot to be done. and a lot of things that have happened that i think need to be grown on or corrected, given the first four years. but it's always an exciting day to be able to be a part of witnessing history as it happens here in washington. it's an amazing day. >> john the second term i don't care what the counterintuitive historians and essayists say, the second term is so much more difficult than the first term. you're racing to the midterms where after that you know you're, in effect a lame duck. >> starting at 12:01 or thereabouts, everyone in the proces
people listen to him. yet the previous rnc chair michael steele, who was there in 2010 when there was a massive republican sweep, he is on the outs. how does reince priebus keep his job? >> because of the people and the elements of the republican party that has allowed voices. i don't want to make this a sweeping indictment of the entire republican people because there are good people that are members of that party. but just the notion. just the idea of what he has floated is so incredibly morally reprehensible. when you think about robo calls that told americans latinos to show up for voting the day after election day. it's so moral irreprehensible that he could speak for the republican party and would rather disenfranchise american voters than rather simply appear to every american. the right to vote is a sacred right in this country and i don't under how he can be the leader of that party. this is the position of abraham lincoln and he must be rolling over in his grave. >> jennifer: the last act of someone who is losing to manipulate like that. donnie you're mark sanford
, karen finney, also a columnist for the hill. msnbc analyst michael steele, also former chair of the republican national committee. gang, it's great to see all of you. and this is really impressive news for chris christie. to look at where he's come. especially what his state has faced on the heels of hurricane sandy. and if we can go ahead and look at this fairly dickinson poll. the governor christie approval, dem crams, 62%. what you see numbers like that what does that say to you, michael? >> it makes me smile. that means he's resonating with the braoad specter of voters in the state. and that's what a good political leader does and christie is very effective that way. i think he's very smart to put off are you going to be the savior of the republican party nonsense. christie represents a new generation of leaders who are going to begin to emerge to step on the national stage through the work they're doing. governor jindal, suzanne martinez are just small examples of this emerging generation. and what's important here is for the party to listen to these guys. to follow thei
for a short breather until the next round of fiscal battles. was it all worth it? we'll ask michael steele, kurt andersen. plus, the washington post's ezra klein helps us navigate the land mines in this deal and the small issue of adding another $4 trillion to the deficit. >>> also, can the partisan ranker get any worse? norm orenstein weighs in on these divided states of america. >>> and if reputation is everything in washington, who are the big winners and losers of the fiscal cliff debate? all that when "now" starts in three minutes. yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues... with three strains of good bacteria. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and
-up republican. michael steele kind of did that last night. but someone in an elected, leadership position, this is crazy. colin powell, great man in some ways, he doesn't count. i'm waiting for somebody in an elected leadership position to come out and say enough of this stuff. let's have a real debate about the policy. >> but that idea you talk about, all of these people who want to have guns just in case for that day when you have to fight against the government, remember waco, texas? they had that idea. how did that work out for them? >> but the point is, toure, not only did it not work out well in waco, we are talking about they're going to be shooting american soldiers and policemen. can you imagine if people on the left were saying we are arming ourselves in case of the police? >> and how is it -- this is a good, credible argument for them. we have to make sure that we are armed so we're going to overthrow the government. but that makes me say maybe we should do something about your guns. >> let me ask you this, david. when you look at this, david barton, was on glen beck telling us
is former rnc chair and msnbc contributor michael steele and democratic strategist bob shrum. shrummy, i have to start with you. it sounds like you got into the president's ear. i know you haven't, that i know of, but he's starting to charge this campaign for the second term the way i think you like to run campaigns. go to the essential issues, fight them, get tough against your opponents. >> i think that's true. he had some historic achievements in his first term, but every time he reached out, he was rebuffed. he's been through a campaign. he believes he's won a mandate, and he has. every piece of polling data we have shows us that the american people overwhelmingly agree with him on not playing around with the debt ceiling and the full faith and credit of the u.s., overwhelmingly agree with him on issues like taxes. 90% agree with him, for example, on universal background checks on the purchase of a weapon. it's very different from what happened with george bush when he won a very narrow victory in 2004 and then said he had a mandate and decided he had a mandate to privatize social se
, for that joy. joy reid, michael steele. howard fineman and i'll be right back with another hour live edition of "hardball." "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, krischris, and thank you for tuning in. we're covering this amazing, historic day in washington. the inauguration of barack obama as our president. right now, the president and the vice president are watching the inaugural parade with groups from all over the country going by and standing in front of the white house. just moments ago, the airmen passed by and got a standing ovation. earlier today, the president gave his second inaugural address, a stirring, passionate call for equality and fairness. forging a more perfect union and helping the country live up to the meaning of its creed. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our fore bearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all of those men and women, sung and unsung, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alon
. that runs within the republican party. michael steele was on tv. republicans did not show up for this grand party. the news media understands this. the left news media. president obama's goal is to fundamentally remake the nation. what that requires is not by partisanship. completely destroying his opposition to bully tactics by calling as racist, biggest, sexist, homophobic. that is with this news media, how could you possibly call that a bipartisan speech. you have to be so on the kool-aid. they're running of kool-aid. it seems and conservative. coming up tomorrow -- lou: by the way, we recommend the offer highly. be sure to go out and take a look. author of police. appear tomorrow, author, former federal prosecutor, forensic psychologist , fox news contributor psychiatrist dr. keith and i blow. ubs chief in business strategist among our guests. links to our facebook page, twitter, send us an e-mail. again, facebook, twitter, and e-mail. we love hearing from you. but coming right back. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to ha
point out that the -- this is a party that michael steele presides over, a huge victory, so of course they fire him and reince priebus presides over a debacle, and they rehire him. so this is not getting past stupid as far as i'm concerned. but be that as it may, that's their business. they are looking for a leader. and i think jindal could have challenged them to do what they need to do, which is reexamine their positions and their policies. it's not -- it's not just that some republicans say stupid things. it's that they have positions that are seen as anti-women, anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-science, anti-everything. >> if they're looking for a new leader, and they've got to have a new leader, and they're in the age of obstructing everything in washington, wouldn't this set the table for somebody out in the heartland with republican core conservative value and ideas to step forward with a fresh message? what about that, karen? >> you know, here is the problem, ed. it's not just the message, right. it is the policies. think about so while bobby jindal was making those comment
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